North Carolina Central University School of Law will host a panel discussion entitled “Troy Davis: One Year Later,” on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will be held in the Great Hall of the Turner Law Building on NCCU’s campus. The event is sponsored by the law school’s student pro-bono “Death Penalty Project.”
Troy Davis was executed by the state of Georgia on September 21, 2011, despite serious doubts about his guilt. His execution garnered national media attention. The event will focus on the developments in the capital punishment system since Mr. Davis’ controversial execution.
The keynote speaker is Mr. Davis’ sister, Kimberly Davis. Ms. Davis will share her story, and a panel discussion will follow featuring: Ken Rose, senior staff attorney at the Center for Death Penalty Litigation in Durham, N.C.; Denny LeBoeuf, director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Capital Punishment Project in Durham, N.C.; Kathleen Mullin, executive director of the Fair Trial Initiative in Durham, N.C.; and Darryl Hunt, a North Carolina activist who spent 18+ years in prison for a murder he did not commit. The panel discussion will be moderated by Ebony Brickhouse of Amnesty International.
The event will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m. where hors d’oeuvres will be served. Ms. Davis’ presentation and the panel discussion will begin at 6:30 p.m. and last until 7:30 – 8 p.m.
Seating will be available for the first 100 attendees in the Great Hall. Overflow seating will be available in one of the law school’s classrooms where the discussion will be streamed live.
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